Family Mediation

We are taking part in the MOJ non-means tested Voucher Scheme which allocates £500 per family for mediation on CHILD or CHILD AND FINANCIAL cases. 

From 29th April 2024, changes to the Family Procedure Rules allow courts to give stronger encouragement to separating couples to resolve their disputes before going to court, as well as changing court procedures to make it easier to divert families to out-of-court dispute resolution options if exemptions are not properly claimed, or parties have not tried other options.

Family mediation aims to provide a couple with the assistance they need to reach their own solutions without having to involve the Court. Mediation aims to ensure that future arrangements are fair and workable and are obtained with the minimum of conflict and distress.

Sills Mediation is the Sills & Betteridge Solicitors LLP family mediation service. Our Mediation team is made up of specialist family mediators and family lawyers. By choosing Sills Mediation you will benefit from both our mediation skills and our in-depth knowledge of the law. For more information please visit our specialist Mediation website.

Sills & Betteridge Solicitors has a team of family mediators who regularly help couples deal with a wide range of issues including:

  • Legal divorce & separation
  • Future arrangements for their children
  • Financial and property issues
  • Accommodation needs

Couples are still advised to consult their own solicitors over the terms of any proposals for settlement which are reached in mediation. However, mediation reduces the time and cost involved when two separate solicitors are instructed to negotiate on their respective client’s behalf. It is much less distressing than fighting in court. Charges are calculated by the hour but can be shared between the couple in any way they agree. Public Funding (Legal Aid) may be available.

To speak to the Mediation Team please call 01522 551613 or email

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